All weddings regardless of size should have a pre plan of style, theme and arrangements of the event. Marriage preparations are source of joy and happiness and wedding planning can be a stressful process as well. It is both exciting and overwhelming. Figuring out how to plan, organize and schedule things can feel pretty daunting at first but “as long as we keep fun at the heart of this, everything else is gravy.” If you’re not sure where to start planning a wedding, these tips will set you on the right path.
Define your priorities
At the start of planning process, it is important to determine your priorities. Discuss must-haves for wedding celebration with your family and find out what are real primacies.
Set a wedding budget
Budgeting can be stressful but it really needs to be completed first because it sets your wedding planning process into motion. If family members are contributing or taking part in this process, discuss with them about comfortable spendings. If you are making all the arrangements for the wedding yourself, still consult your parents. Discuss the full scope of costs involved with them because they are more experienced and have more exposure of such events.
Draft the guest list
Making decisions about the guest list can be a complicated process. It depends mostly on your relations, family size, venue and budget. Keep this process as stress-free as possible. Choose a day when you don’t have other demands and sit down with your family. Make a rough list and narrow it down until the list contain the reasonable number of guests which should be as per your expectations and budget.
Choose the venue
Now that you have a budget, an estimated list of guest, and final wedding dates, book a wedding venue. Popular wedding venue types include: farmhouse, garden or park, wedding hall or hotel. Once you have settled on venue, site visit and find out if it is available on your wedding date. Decide on the wedding’s theme, decor, and details. Select a venue which is conveniently accessible for all the guests.
It is very important to hire the right people to ensure that your wedding day runs smoothly. In wedding planning, vendors you will likely consider include, photographer, videographer, DJ, hair and makeup artist, florist etc. Don’t rush into any decisions and consider different options to make sure these important persons understand your vision and can also work within your budget. You may refer to any of your close contact who has already taken such services so that you choose dependable and experienced vendors to handle the events within the specified budgets. Please have a written agreement with them on all the action points.
Some essential steps
There are some essential steps to take to plan the day of your dreams.
Shop for wedding attire
Plan pre-wedding events; like, bridal shower
Send wedding invitations
Re-confirm wedding details with Vendors
No matter what type of wedding you are planning, you need to create a plan and a checklist so you can have everything run smoothly. There are no hard and fast rules to plan a wedding but different aspects of wedding planning can be hard for different people. There are lots of ways and rituals to spend money on a wedding, best advice is to be flexible and compromise in certain areas to stay within budget and the expenses incurred after the marriage should not be difficult.
The most important thing is to be calm and stressless to face any surprises or un wanted challenges which may happen during the program. Be prepared to handle any inconvenient situation tactfully so that guests may not feel any disappointment.